I've always loved the Peppermint Bark that was available at Christmas, but hated the high cost. This is a quick & easy version and no it doesn't use expensive high quality chocolate, but I've never had any complaints either. The CK Products candy melts can be found at cake decorating and candy supply stores. I've found the CK Products brand to have the best taste of all on the market. They are located in Fort Wayne, IN if you need to contact them to find a dealer in your area. The cook and preparation time does not include letting candy harden. Last, but not least, store this candy by itself. The peppermint flavor will contaminate any other foods if stored together.